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Subversive archaism : troubling traditionalists and the politics of national heritage, Michael Herzfeld

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Subversive archaism : troubling traditionalists and the politics of national heritage
Title
Subversive archaism
Title remainder
troubling traditionalists and the politics of national heritage
Statement of responsibility
Michael Herzfeld
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Subversive Archaism, Michael Herzfeld explores the challenge that "subversive archaism"-the ideology and practice of using state discourses of heritage and tradition against state authority-poses to governments both authoritarian and democratic. Building on the legacy of violence underlying all national independence movements, subversive archaists emphasize details of national history that reflect their own local values-rather than Eurocentric bureaucratic perspectives-to claim legitimacy for their defiance of official authority. The core of the book, while drawing on a wide range of examples, particularly concerns the actions and eventual fate of two communities: one, a supposedly remote mountain village in Greece traditionally notorious for endemic animal-theft and now accused of being a center of illegal drug cultivation and distribution, the other a small urban enclave in Thailand that became a cause célèbre as its leaders tried for a quarter-century to resist eviction as squatters. In contrasted but also complementary ways, these two communities illustrate the strengths and vulnerabilities of subversive archaism as a political stance and strategy amid today's globalizing dynamics"--
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1947-
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Herzfeld, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
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  • Nation-state
  • Nationalism
  • National characteristics
  • Authority
  • Marginality, Social
  • State crimes
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Political crimes and offenses
Label
Subversive archaism : troubling traditionalists and the politics of national heritage, Michael Herzfeld
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nation-state outraged -- National legitimacy and the illegitimacy of national origins -- Belonging and remoteness -- Cosmologies of the social -- A plurality of polities -- Subversive comparisons -- Civility, parody, and invective -- Does a subversive past have a viable future?
Control code
on1240413909
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781478017622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1240413909
Label
Subversive archaism : troubling traditionalists and the politics of national heritage, Michael Herzfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nation-state outraged -- National legitimacy and the illegitimacy of national origins -- Belonging and remoteness -- Cosmologies of the social -- A plurality of polities -- Subversive comparisons -- Civility, parody, and invective -- Does a subversive past have a viable future?
Control code
on1240413909
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781478017622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1240413909

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